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Short Courses

The 12th International Kimberlite Conference (12 IKC) is being held in 2022 when it will celebrate ‘30 Years of Diamonds in Canada’ during which time there has been considerable increase in diamond industry expertise in Canada. Taking advantage of this, 12 IKC will be the first IKC to offer Short Courses.

The Short Courses cover topics important to diamond prospecting, evaluation and mining, ranging from advances in glacial drift prospecting (SC05), to optimizing kimberlitic indicator mineral and microdiamond data (SC02), to the geology (SC01) and evaluation of natural diamonds (SC04), as well as economic kimberlite geology (SC03).

There are a limited number of Short Course spaces. Register early to reserve your place.

Registration for Short Course SC01 is open to persons registering and not registering for 12 IKC from 09th August 2021. Registration for Short Course SC03 is only open to persons registering for 12 IKC. Registration for Short Courses SC02, SC04 and SC05 is open to only persons registering for 12 IKC from 09th August 2021 until 31 January 2022. If Short Courses SC02, SC04 and SC05 are confirmed on 28 February 2022 remaining places will be open to non-delegates, subject to availability. Field Trip FT05 is an optional extra for Short Course SC05 participants and registration is restricted to SC05 participants until 28 February 2022. Registration for Short Courses before 31 January 2022 by persons registering for 12 IKC requires payment of a 10% non-refundable deposit on conference registration and the full short course registration fee with the balance of their conference registration by 31 January 2022. Confirmation of Notification of Short Courses proceeding will be received by 28 February 2022. See Important Dates, Registration and individual Short Course pages for further details.

12 IKC will offer the following short courses.

  1. Geology of Diamonds: Reviews in Mineralogy and GeochemistryGraham Pearson, T. Stachel, F. Nestola, S. Shirey and K. Smit
  2. A: The G-Cubed Toolbox: Capturing Full Value from Public-Domain Kimberlitic Indicator Mineral Data – Herman Grütter
    B: The G-Cubed Toolbox: Capturing Full Value from Public-Domain Microdiamond Data – Herman Grütter
  3. Introduction to Kimberlites: Geology, Terminology, Emplacement and EconomicsBarbara Scott Smith
  4. Principles of Rough Diamond Valuation Richard Wake-Walker
  5. Advances in Drift Prospecting for Diamonds: Using Glacial Processes to Unravel Dispersal PathsDavid Sacco

Short Course Co-ordinators: Scott Cairns and Herman Grütter